Feature: Late Night
This may be a bar providing Alamo Drafthouse moviegoers with a new foraging alternative, but Chef John Bullington's snacky menu includes interpretations of classic Mexican street food, such as N.Y. Strip alambras and a giant Sonoran hot dog. Brunch is exciting as well, what with tangy avocado tomatilla sauces, and poblanos in the chichimigas.
5701 W. Slaughter 512/861-7069
Despite most Americans' unfamiliarity with the Balkans, the food won't seem the least bit foreign. It is simply prepared, with clean, fresh flavors that are as comforting as Grandma's Sunday pot roast. The Saturday-only rotisserie whole lamb is cooked over mesquite coals on a spit, seasoned only with salt. Read our review.
11800 N. Lamar Bldg. #3 737/703-5990
In addition to a full complement of coffee and tea beverages, Bennu offers pastries and prepared foods from local companies 24 hours a day.
2001 E. MLK 512/478-4700
Central Texas market-style barbecue – brisket, both pork and beef ribs, pulled pork, sausage, Coffee Pork Tenderloin, and turkey. Read our review.
1505 Town Creek Dr. 512/537-2047
Their Sunday All-You-Can-Eat Flapjacks are Babe the Blue Ox legendary. Beyond the weekend, this hipster Fort Wilderness holds the perfect cabin fever for hot coffee, stiff drinks, and cool company, 24/7.
1505 Town Creek 512/912-9221
Denny's hasn't changed a bit, as you'll discover when you lurch in at 4am for a farmhand breakfast.
7100 N. I-35
El Sol y la Luna has a menu of breakfast specialties available all day, with omelets and tacos galore. Stop in on weekends for live music and late suppers.
600 E. Sixth 512/444-7770
221 W. North Loop 512/454-3762
This Manor Road pub is geared toward sandwich-loving beer drinkers, and claims fame for fantastic poutine
, a Canadian dish featuring french fries topped with cheese curds and drenched in gravy. Read our review.
2310 Manor Rd. 512/234-6702
Provides walk-up and Downtown delivery service, and pizza options (sold by the slice or the whole pie) include soy and rice cheeses for the vegans among us.
718 Red River 512/477-4256
Get in there for those holiday specials while they last. You can have an international pancake experience 24 hours a day!
Breakfast fare includes most of the standards, along with decent tacos and waffles. For lunch or dinner, try the chicken-fried steak plate.
Serves French bistro fare accompanied by killer cocktails in a 1930s cottage. You can play a little pétanque
outside while you wait for the steak frites
. Read our review.
4710 E. Fifth 512/385-2900
Famously fabulous for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a favorite of the late-night set, this place wears its groovy legacy on its sleeve with pastas, black beans, great coffee, and Frisbee-sized pancakes.
The wide selection of inexpensive pan dulces, empanadas, and galletas is available 24/7, just like the taqueria menu. Get the tres leches cake on your way out.
1924 S. First 512/443-6369
Features a wide range of local brews and Texas spirits, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
500 E. Fourth 512/493-4901
Chef Julio-Cesar Florez takes Peruvian flavors to the streets with the traditional Peruvian pepper sauces of Lima and the Central Coast.
611 Trinity 512/529-4444
With monster omelets and entrées from Tex-Mex to pasta, the menu is wide enough to satisfy all of the cravings of your crowd.
2304 Lake Austin Blvd. 512/478-8645